Governor of East Nusa Tenggara Province Viktor Bungtilu Laiskodat, said that officials are preparing a variety of fish products to be exported directly to destination countries through El Tari Airport in the provincial capital Kupang.
Governor Viktor did not mention the destination countries for exports, but said direct exports are targeted to begin in 2019.
"So we will have tuna and others fish that will be packaged by state airport operator Angkasa Pura, according to the export standards of the destination countries," he said.
Governor Viktor said he would continue to encourage development of a variety of the highest quality products from the provinces based on the islands so they can compete in the export market.
"We will continue to push, because there are many amazing products that we have here," he said.
Previously, Governor Viktor released the first export of seaweed products from Tenau Kupang Port to Argentina on May 28, 2019, totaling 25 tons in the form of chips, exported through PT Rote Karaginan Nusantara.
The Governor also said that his government is targeting to export Moringa in the form of flour to Japan in 2019.